HOW TO DEPOT URBAN DECAY, MAC & NYX SINGLE SHADOWS. ➖I put this together while I was depotting my shadows to fit in my z palette that should hopefully be here soon. Some quick notes. The urban decay shadows were the hardest in all aspects like getting the black holder out of the case, melting down/removing the eyeshadow & also removing the glue. So be patient, I wasn’t & recked 3 UD shadows including one of my favorites, X. 😭Now on to my mini tutorial! 😎Things you will need〰candle, lighter (if you are under 18 please ask your parents before using one), mini screwdriver, tweezers and paper towels (this gets sooooo messy!!!)
1⃣Taking the screwdriver (or tweezers-whatever you have available) wedge it between the black and the silver parts and twist till you hear a click. I also found it helpful to keep the container at least half way closed so that when the outside pan pops out it doesn’t fly somewhere and crack your eyeshadow.
2⃣ Take your tweezers or any device like a tweezer and grip your black outside pan firmly so that it will not fall into the flame.
⛔CAUTION: PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN WORKING WITH FIRE. IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 PLEASE ASK AN ADULT BEFORE DOING THIS. ALSO, BOTH OF YOUR PANS WILL BE HOT AFTER PUTTING THEM AGAINST THE FLAME SO BE CAUTIOUS AND PLEASE DON’T BURN YOURSELF!!!⛔
Now the method I have found to be most effective (especially with the UD shadows) is the following. I held the shadow directly over the flame using my tweezers for 10 seconds focusing in the center of the pan. Next, still using my tweezers, I made a circular motion on the bottom corners so that the rest of the glue in the pan will get heated.
3⃣ Now once your pan sides cool hold the sides and press up at the bottom of the black pan with your tweezers/screwdriver (I preferred the screwdriver) this will loosen the inside pan and it will eventually pop up (you may have to repeat steps 2&3 more then once). Prop the screw driver up under it and pop your eyeshadow pan out and TAA DAA. You just depotted your eyeshadow!
4⃣ remove the glue at the bottom of your pan! This part is a pain and probably the most time consuming part 😕 I used alcohol on cotton balls and scratched the glue with my nails till I got it all off!
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